I recently made a run to a new Jungle Jim's that opened up on my side of town to pick up some Octoberfest/Pumpkin beers.

I had this one last night for the first time:

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Let me tell you, I used to think that Dogfish's Punkin was top pick for me in the pumpkin beer category but no more! Southern Tier's Pumking has dethroned it! Punkin tastes like you are drinking pumpkin pie and Pumking tastes like you are drinking really, really good pumpkin pie.

I highly recommend looking for it where you are and picking some up! You will not be sorry. It comes out of Lakewood, NY so East Coasters will probably have better luck.

Tonight I am trying Shipyard's Smashed Pumpkin.

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Not too shabby. It's not as good as Pumking or Punkin but it is pretty good. More spice than pumpkin though.